This is the second episode this season that I have really and thoroughly enjoyed watching. Amazingly enough, the previous one was Soma’s preparation for his last match. The common theme, we don’t spend the entire episode just watching the characters cook. Soma goes to the market. We hear various opinions about fish. We brainstorm. Listen to interviews. Soma has an inspiration and we gather the troops. Things don’t work out so we start over. This is Food Wars doing what it actually does best (other than visual metaphors for food related orgasms). Giving us the characters and their interactions behind the great cooking. This is far more engaging than any of the competitive cooking and it once again got me excited for the match that will follow.
Food Wars is available on Crunchyroll.